A nurse administers a COVID-19 booster shot to Joe Rigdon at a vaccination site in Eastmonte Park, Altamonte Springs. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

A new an­ti­body treat­ment of­fers long-await­ed hope for im­muno­com­pro­mised pa­tients, if Omi­cron does­n't get here first

When Lau­ra Burns went to get her first Covid-19 shot last Jan­u­ary, no one had warned her that the vac­cines might not work for her.

Burns, the re­cip­i­ent of a dou­ble-lung trans­plant in 2016, knew to be care­ful about the med­i­cines she took. She con­sult­ed with her trans­plant team when the Pfiz­er and Mod­er­na shots were au­tho­rized and on­ly signed up af­ter be­ing told the vac­cines would like­ly be safe for her, which they were.

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